Friday, February 12, 2016

How US Universities Encourage Hate Speech Against Jews and Israel

Leora Eisenberg

Just a few days ago, I was the target of a hate video from a young woman who seems to be affiliated with a university that I will not name here.

Although I could not take that person’s preposterous ramblings seriously, I was dismayed at the language in the video. In it, support for terrorism ran rampant (“These people are upset… These people are not terrorists…”). Likewise, this video preached vile antisemitism (“We saved the Jews from the Nazis. Hitler tried to kill the Jew. Look what happened, it backfired. They’re like one thousand times more powerful now”). Facebook did not remove the video under the bizarre claim that it did not violate the social network’s “community standards,” and the university has remained silent.

Antisemitism, often but not always, taking the form of anti-Israel activity, is tolerated on this campus and met with little other than half-baked words of criticism.

The woman in the video was not afraid to expose her opinions — them being that I am a whole host of expletives, all to the great joy of an ecstatic public that supported her with the usual cries of “Free Palestine,” as well as some choice phrases that I don’t care to repeat in print.

The fact that a university student attacked a high school student 2,000 miles away in a video of this kind shows what the anti-Israel movement has become.

And the university’s failure to do anything in response speaks volumes for its supposed ideals of tolerance, free speech, and respect of all individuals. That woman in the video represents a university’s tolerance for intolerance, and its blind eye towards antisemitism.



Stan B said...

The University should "do" nothing. The point of free speech is to defend EVERYONE'S vile, anti-whatever message, and let the free marketplace of ideas decide what to "do" about it.

It sounds like laughing at this University student's ignorance is a good place to start.

However, in the words of Stephen Hopkins (Old Delegate from Rhode Island, 1776) "I ain’t never heard, seen nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about. Hell yes, I'm for debating anything!"

Anonymous said...

People have a right to free speech, but they do not have a right to have their speech published.

Bird of Paradise said...

Their no longer universities their fast becoming indoctrination centers

Anonymous said...

It is good that this girl has not had here hate speech removed, since she published it she should have it dogging her and preventing her from getting jobs until she recognizes her unthinking biases and decides to apologize.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Time to totaly defund all these universities and collages they can get by on their athletic scolarships

Alpha Skua leader of the skuas said...

We waste money on these univerties that brainwash the students

Anonymous said...

Lost on the lame stream media is the real reason that progressives fawn on Islam, it is the sworn enemy of the Jewish people and although progressives cannot say they want the Jews dead, they can support a group who has that goal.


Legs Sparrow said...

Anon 5:26 M Lane Stream Media hey that's a good term for them since their news is like the horns of a steer a point here a point there and a lot of bull in between